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  1. Please modify URL

    I moved this file
    :Complete list of SHOSOIN Collection solid objects ‘Shosoin Tanabetu MOKUROKU’, Nara, Japan.

    This is linked to your document:
    Treasures of the world’s oldest and most visited museum – the Shosoin

  2. Very interesting web site – very well done
    .I am studying ancient migration from Asia to the Americas. From gene studies it looks like the ancient Pre-Jomon / Jomon are likely candidates for this. But they probably went by boat. This blog talks about plenty of old Jomon boats canoes being found and 1 WAS 6 M LONG..Are there any photos or drawings of these please. I am aware of Adachi’s Jomon ancient DNA studies but do any exist on the pre pre Jomon who were there from ca 30 kya BP. They probably were part of the migration too


  3. I am a student majoring in Japanology and minoring in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology. Your website has been a huge support for me from the very first moment. Since archaeological books can be *very* detailed, I usually use your website at the beginning when researching for a presentation or a term paper to get a general idea of the topic (currently I’m preparing a presentation about the state foundation of Japan which requires me to cover the time from Yayoi until Nara period).

    Your blog is really such an amazing help, thank you a lot for all the time and effort you put in this!

  4. I send you this email to know that your work is incredible. I read your blog for long time but only now i try to email you. I m amateur researcher in ancient greek history(i am greek with bad english) and author also of “ΠΕΡΙΠΛΟΥΣ ΣΤΟ ΠΑΡΕΛΘΟΝ”(perilous in the past). So my research cross yours and i have many-many informations about the ancient history of Hokkaido(17000 BC), what are the AINU and others.I m looking to find a fundation or univercity for cooperation.

  5. First of all, I appreciate the good information.
    I have been exploring for a nation (biological) move around the o2b gene.
    South Korea, Milyang Park. Japan is the Fujiwara.
    The maker-symbol of both the y-haplo is o2b.
    Yayoi has become as a result o2b.
    see you again.

    From PJH

  6. Fantastic site! I wish it (and the internet!) had been in existence when I did my MA on Japan and Japanese culture in the late 1970s…. I could have gone a lot further in my studies than I did. (Basically, all I had available to me was the Asian Studies library at UCLA.) これからも頑張ってね!

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  8. Author might find this recent 2017 research interesting

    • Thanks for the link. Interesting. Indian connection seems a little tenuous as the Yamato coins are similar to Korean and Chinese coins, but perhaps the minting technology for those were in turn from a common source.

  9. I am so fortunate to have found this amazing site.
    Thank you.

  10. Your blog would be much improved by eliminating the background image, which renders it a great chore to read. Being a software developer, I have found that I can remove it manually by editing the CSS to ‘background-image: none;’ for the page, but doing this manually for each page is truly mendokusai.

  11. To eliminate the optical noise of the background image, right-click in an empty part of the page, then in the pop-up menu click “Inspect” (in Chrome) or “Inspect Element” (in Firefox), and select “Console” in the window that appears. Then paste into the console command area the text:
    document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0].style.backgroundImage = ‘none’;
    This will give you a white background for the entire page.
    In Firefox you will need to first type in ‘allow pasting’ (including the single quotes, because Firefox wants to protect you against scammers who might advise you to paste in some malicious code.

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